Terence Crawford undoubtedly had the final chortle after his combat with Kell Brook on Saturday evening.
The American defended his WBO welterweight world title with a ruthless fourth-round knockout of the Brit.
Then, later within the night, the pair confirmed respect to at least one one other and exchanged phrases backstage.
Brook approached his conqueror and advised him: “You’re a superb fighter, man. You’re timing’s good.”
Crawford replied: “I respect that man, yours is just too, f***.”
Brook added: “You hit me with a superb shot. The timing, and yeah, you possibly can pop as properly.”
Crawford jokingly referenced his pre-fight remarks and responded: “I advised you!”
The combat started brightly for Brook as he appeared to say the opening spherical together with his jab.
Crawford turned southpaw and closed the space in rounds two and three, however the Brit continued to field properly and was making the competition extra aggressive than some imagined it could be.
Nevertheless, it was throughout in a flash.
Initially of the fourth, a southpaw proper from Crawford shocked Brook and despatched him crashing into the ropes.